Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) inEarly Years Educator

The Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship has been designed to build on existing knowledge and provide further information to support young people and their parents or carers. The Apprentice will learn how to plan and implement inclusive play, promote speech, language and communication development and ensure that everything they do is in line with safeguarding and equality policies and procedures. They will also learn how to use reflective practice to get the most from their own continuous professional development.
  • Rated outstanding for apprenticeships in our June 2017 ofsted inspection
    Ofsted - Outstanding Provider

Key Facts

Apprenticeship Level:

Advanced

Start Dates:

Indicative Cost:

College Code: C-AP3CAR1

Who is this Apprenticeship for?

This Apprenticeship programme is designed for new entrants to a role in the Childcare sector and to provide progression and re-skilling routes for existing Staff.

Course Content

  • The expected patterns of children’s development from birth to 5 years, and have an understanding of further development from age 5 to 7
  • Systematic synthetic phonics in the teaching of reading, and a range of strategies for developing early literacy and mathematics
  • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection, recognise when a child is in danger or at risk of abuse, and know how to act to protect them
  • Analyse and explain how children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as the needs of children learning English as an additional language from a variety of cultures
  • Ensure plans fully reflect the stage of development, individual needs and circumstances of children and providing consistent care and responding quickly to the needs of the child
  • Work co-operatively with colleagues and other professionals to meet the needs of babies and children and enable them to progress

Qualifications included in the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 3 Apprenticeships Standard in Early Years Educator
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (if required)


Assessment Methods

Regular formative reviews between employer, apprentice and the college.

Development of assignments demonstrating learning from their job role or work place.

Competency-based interviews.

Observation in workplace.

Professional discussion relating to CPD activity.

Entry Requirements

Apprentices with GCSE grades C/4 or above in English, Maths are exempt from Functional Skills. If Apprentices have grade D/3 GCSE or complete an initial BKSB Assessment at Level 1 they can complete Level Functional Skills as required alongside their Apprenticeship.

English & Maths

If an Apprentice has not already achieved Level 2 (GCSE C/4 or above) English & Maths they must study for and achieve Functional Skills Level 2 English & Maths.

This will be completed through a day release to attend Loughborough College.

Progression Opportunities

Level 3 Teaching Assistant
Level 4 Early Years Advanced Practitioner
Level 5 Early Years Senior Practitioner

Delivery Model

Work based training and assessments to complement the skills that are learnt, developed and used within the workplace.

College based training currently every other Friday (term time only).

Day release to complete Functional Skills if required.

Average duration is 21 months which includes an End Point Assessment.

Payment Breakdown

Levy payers pay 100% of training costs via Levy.

Non Levy employers with 50+ staff or for an Apprentice aged 19+, pay 5% of training costs.

Non Levy Employers with less than 50 staff and an Apprentice aged 18 or younger, fully funded.

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